Category Archives: Beginners Knitting Stitches

The Purl Ridge Stitch

Description

The Purl Ridge stitch is a simple variation on the Stockinette Stitch and a member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family.

The stitch produces raised rows of "purl bumps" across the fabric. In our instructions, we create a purl ridge every four rows; although the width between these ridges can be varied depending on the look you are after (see picture).

The ridges are only visible on the right side of the fabric, with the wrong side looking like a standard garter or stockinette (WS) pattern. It's a very versatile stitch that will lend itself well to a multitude of projects, and can be especially useful for adding a bit more detail to a simple pattern.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of stitches for your project.

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The 1x1 Rib Stitch

Description

The 1x1 Rib stitch is the simplest stitch in the Rib Stitch family. Yet despite it's simplicity, we would argue it is certainly a stitch that should not be overlooked, particularly because of it's simplicity.

Rib Stitches are reversible, stretchy and pretty versatile with the 1x1 Rib Stitch being no exception. For this reason, the 1x1 Rib stitch is particularly suited to fitted projects or areas of projects that require a more fitted shape such as collars, hems, and cuffs.

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The Moss Stitch

Description

The Moss Stitch is another excellent reversible stitch giving a rugged raised dimpled effect.

The stitch is closely related to the Seed Stitch, and indeed can cause some confusion as the Moss Stitch is also known as the Double Moss stitch in the UK/Aus/Nz, where the Seed Stitch is called the Moss Stitch!The Moss Stitch is reversible and doesn't curl making it excellent for a wide range of projects.

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The Seed Stitch

Description

The seed stitch is a very easy Knit and Purl stitch that gives a beautiful raised dimple effect, almost like scattered seeds.

The seed stitch (also known in the UK/Australia/New Zealand as the Moss Stitch) is similar to the Garter Stitch in that it doesn't curl. This makes it ideal for any part of a project you wish to remain flat like the border or cuffs of a cardigan.

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